Mullaperiyar

  • NGT orders performance audit for management of solid waste In order to ensure adherence to the Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the National Green Tribunal has ordered the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to carry out a performance audit. In the initial stage, the au...
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  • No more clearance to activities affecting eco zones in the Western Ghats: NGT Taking note of the recent floods in Kerala, the National Green Tribunal has restrained the six states falling in the Western Ghats region from giving environmental clearance to activities which may adversely affect the ec...
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  • Mahadayi water dispute: Goa to get maximum share of water Bringing an end to the 50-year-old dispute between Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka over the Mahadayi's water, the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal has awarded the maximum share of water to Goa in its final verdict. Goa has been allowed to use...
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  • Is this 120 year old dam safe? I would like the government of India to have proper backup plan for dam collapse and also a plan for constructing new dams. We cant afford to risk millions of life and keep calm. An earthquake, uninterrupted rains or any natural calamity could lead to a dam burst and w...
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  • SC refuses to lift ban on sand mining in Rajasthan  The Supreme Court has rejected the Rajasthan government's plea to lift the ban on sand mining in the state. The court has also ordered the environment ministry to explain why sand or bajri is required for construction activities and to submit...
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  • Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status The Madhya Pradesh cabinet has passed a resolution declaring Narmada river as a living entity in order to control pollution, illegal mining on the river banks and to save the river from depletion. The conservation programme fo...
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  • First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in ParisDuring the UN Climate Summit, an atlas of five of the ten major river basins in the Himalayas--Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Mekong and Salween--was released. The atlas uses maps and infographics to demonstrate changes in the climatic conditions in t...
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  • Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green lawsTaking into consideration the views of over 50 organisations, individuals and experts from across the country, the Parlimentary Panel has asked the Government not to rush through the proposals of the high-level committee&nb...
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  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is...
    shivajirao32posted 4 years 11 months agoread more
  • Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plantThe Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has cancelled the 'No Objection Certificate' of Coca Cola's bottling plant in Mehdiganj. The plant was unable to get Central Ground Water Authorities' (CGWA) clearance for extracting groundwater and had raised its...
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  • 956 units in UP gets notice for polluting Ganga The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notice to 956 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) that were discharging effluents directly into the Ganga river. The National Green Tribunal has demanded an examination of all these 956 unit...
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  • Countrywide ban on sand mining The National Green Tribunal bans mining or removal of sand from river banks without environment clearance from the state or central ministry and license from a competent authority. The order comes in the wake of suspension of an IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh who took...
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  • Fear of floods and landslips mounts in Idukki district, Kerala, as the reservoir is on the verge of spilling over
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  • It makes some suggestions on the way in which it may be useful to proceed. The article argues that a new case has now been added to the existing list of river-water disputes and that the issue has turned very crucial as feelings are running high on the Mullapperiyar issue in both Tamil Nadu and Kera...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 7 years 4 months agoread more
  • Guest Post: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in IndiaThe Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India has been closely following the Mullaperiyar issue for the last several years. The polarisation of views around the Mullaperiyar has hardened over the years. The Tamil Nadu gover...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 7 years 6 months agoread more
  • The issue that has been making headlines in the last few days has been that of the continuing debate between the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar dam. This debate has opened  up a number of issues related to the ownership and use of water between the two states of Tamil Nad...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 7 years 6 months agoread more
  •  EXPERTS MUST  HOLD TIMELY DEBATES AND RESOLVE ON  SAFETY OF MULLAPERIYAR DAM TO HELP THE FARMERS ?Prof.T.Shivaji Rao,Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam  http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=50499  (July,2...
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Is this 120 year old dam safe? I would like the government of India to have proper backup plan for dam collapse and also a plan for constructing new dams. We cant afford to risk millions of life and keep calm. An earthquake, uninterrupted rains or any natural calamity could lead to a dam burst and wreak havoc. Though current ruling in Supreme Court exists, indicating dam is safe but we need to challenge this judgment. There is a need for an evaluation on condition of dams by an independent organiation at the global level and the report of such study should be presented to the government.

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SC refuses to lift ban on sand mining in Rajasthan 

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Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status

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First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in Paris

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Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green laws

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Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16

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Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is bound to collapse due to the deterioration of construction materials, frequent earthquakes in the area, emerging extreme floods owing to global warming and climate change impact and mechanical or human failure.

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